PartyWorks CEO featured on the Jewish Journal

“In a world of cutthroat businesses, Eric Elkaim still believes the “more you give, the more you receive.”

As the founder of Los Angeles-based party vendor PartyWorks Interactive, which rents out premium rides, games, entertainment and attractions to companies and individuals hosting special events, Elkaim has put that conviction into practice for nearly 20 years.

Some of Elkaim’s high-profile clients include Vans Shoes, Virgin Airlines and Six Flags theme parks, as well as venues such as the Rose Bowl and Santa Anita Park. PartyWorks provides inflatable rides, sports courts, stages, live bands, arcade games, rock-climbing walls and much more for everything from corporate parties to conventions to premieres. Ditto for families throwing large-scale bar or bat mitzvahs……….

When PartyWorks isn’t supplying equipment to lavish events, the company is often working pro-bono for organizations that don’t have the resources of PartyWorks’ big-name clients.

Foothill Unity Center, a Monrovia community organization that distributes food and provides services to very low-income families, is one of the recipients of Elkaim’s generosity.

Throughout the year, the organization sponsors community events, including a Thanksgiving food distribution, a holiday food drive and a back-to-school drive. Thousands of people attend these events, and PartyWorks helps Foothill Unity make these events fun and exciting for attendees, donating tables, staging, lighting, giant menorahs, oversized chairs for Santa, and dance floors.

PartyWorks also provides supplies and services that are less flashy, but just as important, such as a bouncer to help with line control as well as air-conditioning units.

“Money’s not everything, and to seek a smile and give something at no cost, something they can’t afford, is an amazing feeling,” said Elkaim, 49………..”

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